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RAC Telematics driver app now in Microsoft App Store

RAC Telematics driver app now in Microsoft App Store

Press Releases   •   May 13, 2016 11:01 BST

The RAC has launched a new smartphone app to bolster its award-winning* telematics, which is now available in the Microsoft App Store following its launch for iPhone in April. The new app brings driver behaviour data, journey history, vehicle health information and engine fault alerts together in one place to support business drivers.

Criminals, your numbers are up: number plate thefts down

Criminals, your numbers are up: number plate thefts down

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2016 00:01 BST

The total number of reported thefts of vehicle number plates in England and Wales fell between 2010 and 2014, new data seen by the RAC shows.

Price of petrol increases for second month in a row adding £1.45 to a fill-up

Price of petrol increases for second month in a row adding £1.45 to a fill-up

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2016 00:01 BST

Oil rises by $9 a barrel in April making for a 25% increase and price of diesel goes up by 2p a litre

RAC Business strengthens telematics team in Northern Ireland

RAC Business strengthens telematics team in Northern Ireland

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2016 10:18 BST

RAC Business has appointed Phil Barnes as strategic sales and development manager, a newly created role by the business to support the continued growth of RAC’s telematics offer.

Arval calls on RAC to provide enhanced support to accident management customers

Arval calls on RAC to provide enhanced support to accident management customers

Press Releases   •   Apr 28, 2016 10:00 BST

Arval, the leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company, has insourced much of its Accident Management product in order to maintain greater control over interactions with customers and leverage in-house technical expertise. At the same time, Arval has moved to RAC to provide the outsourced elements of the product, utilising their systems and expertise.

RAC warns of bank holiday traffic as motorists make up for Easter coming early

RAC warns of bank holiday traffic as motorists make up for Easter coming early

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2016 00:01 BST

​The RAC is warning motorists planning on taking to the roads for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend to expect a frantic Friday followed by a supercharged Saturday and Sunday of traffic.

Illegal handheld mobile phone use at the wheel still rife

Illegal handheld mobile phone use at the wheel still rife

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2016 00:01 BST

Thirteen years after the introduction of the a law forbidding use of a handheld phone at the wheel, new RAC research shows the behaviour is far from being stamped out.

RAC launches new telematics driver app for smartphones

RAC launches new telematics driver app for smartphones

Press Releases   •   Apr 14, 2016 00:01 BST

The RAC has launched a new smartphone app to bolster its award-winning* telematics product by bringing driver behaviour data, journey history, vehicle health information and engine fault alerts together in one place to support business drivers. The RAC is the first major UK breakdown service to develop and launch a telematics driver app.

Motorists support residents’ parking schemes, despite realising they just shift the problem elsewhere

Motorists support residents’ parking schemes, despite realising they just shift the problem elsewhere

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2016 00:01 BST

Residents’ parking schemes are creating a ‘parking paradox’ with nearly half of all motorists (48%) being in favour of them while six in 10 (61%) believe they just shift the problem to another area.

Nation of shed lovers keeps nearly £15bn of goods in the garden

Nation of shed lovers keeps nearly £15bn of goods in the garden

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2016 00:01 BST

The humble garden shed has transformed from simply being a place to keep the lawnmower and some tools into a place to store a staggering £14.9bn of property.

RAC Cars partners with Motors.co.uk to shake up car search market

RAC Cars partners with Motors.co.uk to shake up car search market

Press Releases   •   Apr 07, 2016 12:00 BST

RAC Cars and Motors.co.uk have joined forces to create a powerful new advertising partnership that takes competition in the car search market to the next level.

Price of petrol goes up 3p a litre in March signalling first rise since July 2015

Price of petrol goes up 3p a litre in March signalling first rise since July 2015

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2016 00:01 BST

After eight months of falling pump prices, the average price of petrol suffered a sudden and unwelcome 3p a litre rise

Number of children convicted of driving without insurance rises by 21% in two years

Number of children convicted of driving without insurance rises by 21% in two years

Press Releases   •   Mar 30, 2016 00:01 BST

Nearly 1,000 children were convicted of driving with no insurance in 2014

RAC equips patrols with state-of-the-art battery diagnostic kits

RAC equips patrols with state-of-the-art battery diagnostic kits

Press Releases   •   Mar 23, 2016 12:47 GMT

Members to benefit from greater accuracy battery testing system

RAC warns of a long ‘Bad’ Friday on the roads this Easter

RAC warns of a long ‘Bad’ Friday on the roads this Easter

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2016 10:54 GMT

RAC Traffic Watch data shows a total of 16.8m car journeys will be made over the Easter weekend

Chancellor urged not to increase fuel duty as motorists say tax burden on fuel is already too great

Chancellor urged not to increase fuel duty as motorists say tax burden on fuel is already too great

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2016 00:01 GMT

Eighty-four per cent of motorists believe the tax burden on fuel is already too high even before the Chancellor decides whether or not to increase fuel duty in the Budget next week, according a survey conducted by the RAC.

February sees price of petrol fall for eighth straight month

February sees price of petrol fall for eighth straight month

Press Releases   •   Mar 03, 2016 13:06 GMT

​The average price of petrol fell slightly in February, marking eight consecutive months of falls, RAC Fuel Watch data reveals

RAC acquires Nebula Systems to boost power of telematics

RAC acquires Nebula Systems to boost power of telematics

Press Releases   •   Mar 02, 2016 00:01 GMT

The power of RAC’s award-winning* telematics has been boosted further by the announcement of the acquisition of vehicle diagnostics specialists Nebula Systems, confirming the RAC’s position as leaders in telematics innovation for remote vehicle data analysis.

Hospital parking charges named the most hated of all parking fees

Hospital parking charges named the most hated of all parking fees

Press Releases   •   Feb 29, 2016 00:01 GMT

RAC calls for English hospitals to make paying for parking easier and fairer

UK firms see business benefits in telematics technology

UK firms see business benefits in telematics technology

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2016 00:01 GMT

More than two thirds (68%) of businesses in the UK are saving money on their vehicle fuel bills due to the adoption of telematics, according to research by RAC Business*. The study of businesses across all sectors of industry also suggests that 55% saw a reduction in wear and tear and 48% said there was a reduction in downtime for their vehicles, contributing to further savings.